To obtain a licence an application has to be submitted to BIPT by means of the form below.

The different types of licences are:

  • River vessels
  • Pleasure boats
  • Fishing vessels
  • Merchant ships

BIPT only has competence for ships registered in Belgium.

Attention: the files are processed in chronological order of receipt.

In light of the numerous requests we have at the moment, we will be needing 4 weeks to process your file.

You do not need to contact us as this will only prolong the delays:

  • As soon as your request has been treated, you will receive an e-mail from us.
  • If your request is incomplete, we will ask you to provide us with the missing data.

We are doing our utmost to process the requests as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding.